Friday, January 28, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Snowflake Study

Snow Crystal  photo by Wilson Bentley  1890

Snowflake Study Newsdesk from the Smithsonian
first heard of this on NPR today

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

                                                                   Musee de Cluny

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A carpet page from the Lindisfarne gospelbook circa 700 ce
 located in the British Library image from wikipedia

British Library Launches Treasures App  (from intomobile)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

              leaf from the Ricemarch Psalter   11th century Welsh manuscript   'Hiberno-Danish' style

Chludov Psalter  9th century Byzantine
NPR discusses David Crystal's book on the King James Bible and its contributions to the English language

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Beasts on Parchment:Picturing Animals in the Medieval World
through February 6th 2011 Walters Art Museum

for the birds

Ancient Roman fresco from the House of the Golden Bracelet, Pompeii, Italy
photo by Stefano Bolognini

Bird Concert   Melchior d' Hondecoeter 1670

Stork  drawing     Pisanello 15th century
Codex Manesse

Pisanello 15thc

Flight of birds  Leonardo da Vinci

Pieter Bruegel   16th c

Francesco del Cossa

Monday, January 3, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry; January
 Limbourg brothers, 1412-1416